Bobby Darin (1936–1973)

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Walden Robert Cassotto, nicknamed "Bobby", was born in The Bronx, New York, in 1936. Severe rheumatic fever as a child scarred his heart and led to an overprotected and pampered childhood. He was the focal point of a family that fostered and encouraged his love of music. His music career started out with writing songs and taking demos around to ... See full bio »

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 1989-1993 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Singer 'Splish Splash'
- Episode #24.115 (1993) ... Singer 'Splish Splash' (voice)
- Episode #23.41 (1992) ... Singer 'Splish Splash' (voice)
- Episode #20.87 (1989) ... Singer 'Splish Splash' (voice)
 1973 Happy Mother's Day, Love George
Eddie Martin
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Landau (segment "Dead Weight")
- Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight (1972) ... Landau (segment "Dead Weight")
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Billy Dobbs
- A Gun for Billy (1971) ... Billy Dobbs
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Charlie Rhine
- The Gambling Game (1971) ... Charlie Rhine
 1969 The Happy Ending
Franco (as Robert Darin)
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
- The Cage (1968) ... Lonnie
 1967 Cop-Out
Barney Teale
 1967 Gunfight in Abilene
Cal Wayne
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Mark Shepherd
- Who's Watching the Fleshpot? (1966) ... Mark Shepherd
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Indian Medicine Man Running Fever
- Fastest Crumb in the West (1965) ... Indian Medicine Man Running Fever
 1965 That Funny Feeling
Tom Milford
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Roland Trivers
- Who Killed Hamlet? (1965) ... Roland Trivers (uncredited)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Brad Kubec
- Murder in the First (1964) ... Brad Kubec
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
John Gillman
- The John Gillman Story (1964) ... John Gillman
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D.
Cpl. Jim Tompkins
 1962 If a Man Answers
Eugene Wright
 1962 Pressure Point
 1962 Hell Is for Heroes
Pvt. Corby
 1962 State Fair
Jerry Dundee
 1961 Too Late Blues
John 'Ghost' Wakefield
 1961 Come September
 1960 Pepe
Bobby Darin
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
Bobby Darin
- The High Cost of Fame (1960) ... Bobby Darin
 1959 Hennesey (TV Series)
Honeyboy Jones
- Hennesey Meets Honeyboy (1959) ... Honeyboy Jones
 1958 Shadows
Man Wearing Sun Glasses, Dancing and Later Chewing Gum at Rehearsal (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (169 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Single: "If I Were a Carpenter" (Atlantic Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 8 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bob Darin | Robert Darin


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Vanina Juliette Cassotto

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I went out and had these special shoes made. It's nothing new, I don't know if you know, John Wayne is 6' 4" and wears 3-4 inch lifts in his shoes. I don't know who he wants to be bigger than, but he does and it an old, old custom, I certainly did not invent it. In my case, it was more necessary than it was for Duke Wayne. I had these shoes made and two to three inch lifts inside and the heel was... See more »


When he was still a struggling songwriter at the now famous Brill Building, he met then up-and-coming singer Connie Francis. After a rocky beginning, the two develop an amicable relationship and were soon madly in love. He had wanted to marry Connie but her overprotective father would not let her date, let alone marry, anyone. When Darin suggested the two elope, he was chased from one of her ... See more »


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